I am regularly questioned..... regarding my relationship with Bates and Wintec. At the end of the day; I am a completely INDEPENDENT fitter. I understand that no one saddle brand can cater for every horses and riders shape and needs. But.... I have found that after large amounts of research and experience, I witnessed that Bates & Wintec have the most innovative technology I can find and have provided results beyond my expectations. The systems help with fitting a large range of horses and riders; its great being able to adapt and change the saddle as required over time. I also use the CAIR system a lot with rehabilitating horses who have suffered from poor fitted saddles resulting in atrophy. I have had amazing results in young and mature horses, so I feel like my clients and horses get more value for their dollar.